At least 88 protesters are killed across Syria during the "Great Friday" protests, rights groups say.
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"As many as 70 people were reported to have been killed in Syria on the bloodiest day since the uprising began, as security forces use live ammunition and tear gas to quell anti-government protests across the country.
Activists sent a list naming 70 people from across the country who they said had been killed by security forces during the "Great Friday" protests. AL Jazeera has been unable to confirm the exact number of fatalities.
Fifteen of the deaths took place in Izraa, near the flashpoint southern town of Daraa, according to the list.
Deaths were reported in Douma and Zamalka, near Damascus (see this video posted from an unknown source from Zamalka). Other protesters were killed in Homs, Syria's third largest city, in Moadamia and in Daraa and elsewhere.
Demonstrators marching in peace were surprised by security forces' live ammunition, according to Hazem, a protester who spoke to Al Jazeera via phone from a Damascus suburb.
"Demonstrators were going with olive branches, it was peaceful" until they were "surprised by live ammunition from some security forces in one of the flats of the street", Hazem said......"